take offence

take offence
to feel, and show, resentment at anothers actions or words

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  • take offence — BE OFFENDED, take exception, take something personally, feel affronted, feel resentful, take something amiss, take umbrage, get upset, get annoyed, get angry, get into a huff; Brit. informal get the hump. → offence * * * take offence To feel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take offence (at something) — phrase to feel angry and upset because of something that someone has said or done I’m not surprised she took offence at his remarks. Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: offence …   Useful english dictionary

  • offence — BrE usually offense AmE noun 1 (C) an illegal action or a crime: Driving while drunk is a serious offence. | a parking offense (+ against): sexual offences against children | commit an offence (=do something that is an offence) | first offence… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take something personally — TAKE OFFENCE, take something amiss, be offended, be upset, be affronted, take umbrage, take exception, feel insulted, feel hurt. → personally * * * take something personally phrase to feel that a failure or unpleasant situation is your fault and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take umbrage (at something) — phrase to be offended by something They’re liable to take umbrage if we don’t invite them. Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: umbrage * * * take ˈumbrage (at sth) idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take umbrage — TAKE OFFENCE, take exception, be aggrieved, be affronted, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, go into a huff; informal be miffed, have one s nose put out of joint; Brit.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • offence — n. infraction 1) to commit an offence 2) a minor, petty, trivial; serious offence 3) a capital; impeachable; indictable offence 4) an offence against feeling of outrage 5) to take offence at (she takes offence at every remark) insult (formal) 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • offence — of|fence W3 BrE offense AmE [əˈfens] n 1.) an illegal action or a crime ▪ The possession of stolen property is a criminal offence. ▪ Punishment for a first offence is a fine. ▪ His solicitor said he committed the offence because he was heavily in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • offence */*/*/ — UK [əˈfens] / US noun Word forms offence : singular offence plural offences 1) [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal… …   English dictionary

  • take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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